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Hixson toddler returns home following lung transplant

HIXSON, HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB)- A Hixson toddler returned home Saturday after undergoing a double- lung transplant and months of surgery.

It's a story we have followed since the beginning.

Elizabeth Jetton suffered from a rare lung disease at birth and had a set of lungs donated in April.

Her family was living in Houston, Texas since late last year, but they are now home.

Sheila Jetton says it's a relief to see her daughter breathing on her own.

At one point, the family prepared for the worse, but say recovery has been going very well.

"It is really good to see the progress she's made," Jetton says. "There for a while we were not sure she would make it or be here with us."

The family will check in very three months with Children's Hospital in Houston.

Both mom and dad say they are excited to return to work next week.

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